Social Animals Reviews

March 15, 2019
While spotlighting the Instagram journeys of three fascinating young people, this documentary fails to ask the most important questions.
January 24, 2019
Social Animals shows the fallible, would-be wizards who live behind the screen.
January 22, 2019
Social Animals offers us a personal look into the reality of the fantasy if we're bold enough for the task. No matter how you feel, Facebook is betting you play the game...whether you like to or not.
January 22, 2019
Social Animals focuses exclusively on how American teenagers use Instagram, almost serving as a fact-based mirror of Bo Burnham's gentle, wickedly honest Eighth Grade .
January 16, 2019
Social Animals expertly weaves together a compelling narrative, but more importantly, it allows everyone, no matter their age, to better comprehend the social pressures of today's youth in a digital era.
January 15, 2019
The power of social media is fascinating. Users are able to connect with people from all over the world, using various platforms to market products and even themselves.
January 14, 2019
So gripping I didn't check my Instagram at all. It's also thoughtful and non-judgemental, and avoids bringing an older person's jaundiced eye to opine on young people's lives. It doesn't need to, as most of the kids interviewed are already aware and wary.
January 9, 2019
Insightful docu looks at pros, cons of Instagram; language.
January 6, 2019
What Social Animals ultimately does is take us on a journey in order to see what Instagram users will do to be successful.
January 6, 2019
a relevant documentary that relies on the voices of the Instagram generation to shine a spotlight on this new social dynamic.
May 1, 2018
Green does a marvelous job assembling [the] narratives into a cohesive whole, giving us a vibrant look at this turbulent time in our online development.
May 1, 2018
Social Animals is a good film about an important topic.
March 24, 2018
The film celebrates youth culture without offering much in the way of critique.
March 13, 2018
A well-crafted character study about three disparate people who have nothing in common except for the possession of an Instagram account.
March 13, 2018
20 to 30 years from now, whether Instagram is still popular or not, this film will stand as a great documentation of the problematic role social media plays in this generation.
March 12, 2018
Neither celebrating nor bemoaning its subject, it gazes head-on at the ways some people embrace the chance to live life as a nonstop popularity contest while others are hurt by it.
March 12, 2018
Emma's story strays a tad toward Dateline episode fodder, but the intercutting of the three plots combined with stunning cinematography keeps the doc's engine chugging forward.